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Asia History and Culture

Asia History & Culture Holidays

Introduction

There's so much choice for history and culture holidays in Asia that you'll struggle to choose somewhere to focus on.

The Khmer Empire covered Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam at its height. At the heart of the Empire stands Angkor Wat and the other temple complexes such as Angkor Thom, the Bayon and Kbal Spean. Capital cities such as Bangkok and Phnom Penh are full of temples and palaces, whilst cities such as Chiang Mai and Siem Reap are gateways to discover the past.  Pagan's temples and ruins in Burma and the Plain of Jars in Laos are equally mysterious and worthy of exploration.

In China, the Qin Dynasty was short but had an enormous impact. Remnants of the empire include the Terracotta Army in Xi'an, which guards Emperor Qin's tomb. The Great Wall of China also stands as an historic monument to the achievements of ancient cultures, whilst the Forbidden City in Beijing showcases China's magnificent past, its opulent treasures and art.

The Silk Road stands as a living monument and the cities along its length trade on their past role as stop-off points for merchants and travellers; Samarkand in Uzbekistan and Almaty in Kazakhstan are full of spectacular sights and artefacts.

To meet the locals go in search of indigenous groups or hill tribes in Thailand and Vietnam in particular.

These are just some of the options available. You can also tailor-make your history and culture holiday in Asia by adding a city stay, Mekong River cruise, Yangtze River cruise or other excursion to your itinerary; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

Our top itineraries for Asia History and Culture

Eastern China by Rail

14-day rail journey from £2,540 pp incl. flights

Between the Great-Wall icons of Beijing and Shanghai, you’ll travel by first class among the lesser-visited jewels of rural China, taking in mist-clad mountains and ancient villages with private tours and transfers throughout.

Best of China by Rail

15-day tailor-made rail journey from £3,265 pp incl. flights

Travel first class and let private transfers and tours showcase China’s highlights and lesser-known gems, from secret temples and gardens to megacity Shanghai, Beijing’s Great-Wall icons and Xian’s Terracotta Army.

Madras Mail on the Deccan Odyssey

16-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £12,305 pp incl. flights

This spectacular itinerary will see you explore southern India, a myriad of glittering relics and shrines, rolling hills fringed by sandy beaches and vibrant cities like Mumbai and colonial Kochi with a journey on the Deccan Odyssey, one of the world's most opulent trains.

Singapore in Style

7-day city and beach break from £1,790 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Free night offer – Save up to £270 pp
Book by: 30 June 2019

If you’re looking for a luxury short break to Singapore, look no further. This curated itinerary will see you stay in two of its finest hotels, pairing city exploration with golden island beaches.

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Top offers for Asia History and Culture

Singapore in Style

7-day city and beach break from £1,790 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Free night offer – Save up to £270 pp
Book by: 30 June 2019

If you’re looking for a luxury short break to Singapore, look no further. This curated itinerary will see you stay in two of its finest hotels, pairing city exploration with golden island beaches.

China & Japan in Spring on Crystal Symphony

20-day stay & cruise from £6,940 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Tailor-made stay & cruise offer
Book by: 30 April 2019

With the cherry blossom season in full swing, this is your chance to see the Far East's city greats at their exotic best, enjoying full-board gourmet dining and open-bar drinks as you sweep between Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo and Shanghai.

Golden Triangle and Asian Discovery on Crystal Symphony

24-day private tour & cruise from £6,495 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Tailor-made tour and cruise offer

After a private multi-day tour of Delhi, the Taj Mahal and Jaipur, set off on an all-inclusive luxury cruise across Asia, linking India and Sri Lanka with Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.

Golden Temples, Ancient Shrines on Seven Seas Voyager

22-day cruise from £9,795 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Receive $500 credit per suite and free 3-night land tour
Book by: 31 December 2019

Take advantage of special fares and on board credit. Guests in all suite categories can enjoy a FREE 3-Night Essence of Bangkok pre-cruise land program or a FREE 3-Night Abu Dhabi, Dubai Dunes and Sharjah post-cruise land program on this voyage.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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